We promote appropriate technology to find ecosolutions
to a problem.
- Multipurpose Watermills in the Himalayas.
Multipurpose watermills are appropriate technology
for isolated villages in mountainous terrain. Technology
is available to upgrade watermills locally known as "garat"
to generate 5 KW of electricity. 5 KW is often sufficient
to provide lighting for a whole village. By upgrading a
"garat" to a multipurpose watermill, a garat owner
can double his income by providing both flour milling and
electricity at a nominal cost to the village.
- Community Based tourism (CBT) community
based tourism is an ecosolution to livlelihoods in scenic
rempote areas, since it brings the market to the doorstep
and thereby host a number of service oriented enterprises
such as handicrafts, food, agriculture, sanitation etc.
- Polyhouses and Polytunnels: Poly
houses and poly tunnels can be used to grow vegetables in
areas where the growing season is short. As the heat produced
in the polyhouses helps the seeds to germinate faster and
ensure that the villagers have vegetables to eat for a longer
- Ecopan toilets - www.eco-solutions.org/ecopan.html.
These toilets are perfect for areas that have a high water
table or mountainous terrain. They save water, protect rivers
ground water and coastal seas, produces soil improvers and
fertilizers, provides freedom from sewage and do not smell.